Automotive/​Transportation

Laminated Bamboo Car: Vehicles made out of a renewable material.

It can be built with a chassis made completely out of glued bamboo composites, from pre-cut kits or shared patterns, using locally-grown sustainable materials, with low-tech tools. A 15-minute You Tube video is available,

Maglev trains are a very popular topic because of their high speed, energy efficiency and capacity of passengers. However, in today's world, Maglev trains are very expensive technologies with very low applicability rate compared to other types of transportation methods. Also,

The Problem: Under-Inflated Tires

Tire failure
The International Tire and Rubber Association reported to the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) that under-inflation was the “single most common” factor in tire failure.

This is a novel internal combustion engine utilizing a unique multi-link configuration. This solves problems achieving variable compression and extremely long stroke, when combined yields high volumetric efficiency, significantly reduced engine size, higher torque, and fuel efficiency. Benefits include use of lower cost fuels,

Unnecessary waiting at traffic signals wastes time and fuel, and pollutes the air. A responsive traffic signal mitigates these problems by passing the maximum number of vehicles through an intersection in the least amount of time. Cameras pointed down each road are used to count the approaching vehicles,

The presented engine design with an external piston combines the advantages of a classic engine with a gas turbine, i.e. high efficiency, low weight and small dimensions. It is a multi-fuel engine and it allows the use of high pressure compressed gases.

A concept has been developed for the year 2050 that shows the possibility of people connecting to each other through means of transport that is a shared mobility.

The prime deficiency of a pneumatic tire is its dependence on air. A tire that has lost enough pressure to become distorted affects fuel efficiency and the stability of the vehicle. A flat tire can damage the wheel and possibly the vehicle,

Problem
The commercial trucking industry is a major source of carbon emissions worldwide. The emissions depend directly on the efficiency of the powertrain that is handled by drivers who care more about reducing trip time and driving comfort than about the environment. Since,

The new EDM (electric drive module) design works with any and all vehicles that have standard front, rear, or all wheel drive. The unit mounted behind the engine under the vehicle adds a high torque, highly efficient electric drive unit that works in conjunction with the vehicles gas engine.

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